Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Word Jury

The Atlantic Monthly has a feature called Word Fugitives which asks readers to come up with words which are needed but do not yet exist. They also have a usage feature called Word Court, where experts judge on grammar or word-usage disputes.

My need is slightly different: My wife and I have each come up with a word to describe her beloved Morning Star Sausage Patties.

She calls them "soysage" in honor of a primary ingredient and I call them "ersatzage" in honor of their being fake sausage. As a note; they are only fake in the sense that they (I have heard) taste like pork sausage but contain no meat.

So what I need is a jury to determine which word is best.

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